reach for the executive office, but i want to go back to some older political science about the presidential power. there is one from richard newstat of the politics of persuasion and the bully pulpit, which the president has not used. he can go offcongress and directly to the markets and the american public and make a case of the use of the unconstitutional and the seemingly unconstitutional authority, and he has not done that yet, and that is one of the options of the perceived power. >> and it feels to me, like, christina, not only could he potentially go, but that one of the arguments in the back pocket is that we are not actually having a deficit crisis. much of the deficit is already addressed, and so in other words, sort of when we look at the trend lines that paul krueger has been showing us the trend lines are showing that the deficit is disappearing slowly but surely, and most of it on spending cuts and is there a need, because when you see how much has been done and as you look at the graph, and how much has been done on spending cuts, do we indeed need to have this f
angst as a former statistics professor. that is just to say -- i taught that and political science classes. is this an ecological fallacy? we look at the collective data and things going on. the neighborhoods where kids are growing up also have a ton of other sociological indicators with poor performing schools and more likely to be arrested because of police. how solid is this as a scientific and statistical matter, how much should i be convinced by these data? >> i think the main convincing data is the mri data for the brain damage that is being seen for individuals with children where lead poison compared to individuals who are not poisoned as children. it's a very clear difference between the two. i think it's the main medical -- >> how much lead does it take to be lead poisoned? >> very small amounts. >> i happen to have a demonstration with me. these are one gram packets. within each of the packets, there's 1 million micrograms. we are worried about children who get exposed to six milli millionths of what is in this package. that's 1 million of micrograms. totally invisible.
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